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Calibration Innovation: New Tensioner Test Rig

tensioner test rig which allows bolt tensioners to be pressure tested in a manner that saves test time and money.   The new design allows the load cell only to be tested quickly and safely avoiding the necessity to fit the bridge and screw on the puller, reducing test time. Titled as the Premier Plus Range, and finished in a durable blue powder coating with lockable castors ensures the range further promotes operator safety by guaranteeing easy mobility. In addition, the OEM has also designed each rig to come supplied with all the features necessary to ensure full control during in-house testing

Panther XT Plus ready in its TMS

Seaeye Panther ROV for Eriksson Diving

Long known for squeezing more from an ROV with creative tooling ideas, Eriksson Diving now plans to exploit the exceptional power of their new Saab Seaeye Panther XT Plus. A fan of Seaeye ROVs since the 1980s, company head Arne Eriksson was early to spot the potential in underwater vehicles as a platform for new ways to save time and money. He sees the same potential in the Panther XT Plus. “It is a powerful and sophisticated platform with an open structure that makes it easy to work on any system and fit almost anything you want,” he said. “And with its dual power, independent

E2S Publishes Guide to Sounders and Beacons

article proposes suitable barriers for use with E2S intrinsically safe products which the company can source and supply as part of your product order. The intrinsically safe range from E2S includes audible and visual signals and manual call points suitable for use in Group II Zone 0 and Group I mining plus Class I Division 1 applications. The IS range features approval to ATEX, IECEx and NEC standards as well as Russian TR CU (EAC EX) certification.  

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MTR100: Saab Seaeye

thrusters. Rated 2,000m.  Cougar XT Compact – Low profile version for strong currents. Six thrusters. Rated 300m.  Jaugar XTi – iCON control system. Six thrusters. Rated 3000m. Panther XT – Light Work and Survey system. Six thrusters. Rated 1500m. Panther XT Plus – Powerful fast swimming version. Ten thrusters. Rated 1000m Leopard – Compact, powerful, work class system. iCON control. Eleven thrusters. Rated 3000m plus.  Jaguar - Largest work ROV. iCON control system. Eight thrusters. Rated 3,000m plus. Sabertooth – Autonomous

MTR 100: Falmouth Scientific, Inc.

ocean depths. Besides offering a suite of standard products the FSI team has engineered many custom solutions to meet specific and varied needs. Founded in 1989, FSI operates from a manufacturing facility located in the marine technology corridor on Cape Cod, MA.   The Tech Sensors: The FSI PLUS Family of current, wave, and tide instruments are designed to enhance the ability to measure current speed and direction under difficult conditions, offering the ability to make accurate current measurements in very clear and/or very shallow water, as well as at the surface and sea-floor boundary

Basetek Niskin Samplers

OSIL Supply Sampling Equipment to West Africa

in biological, chemical and geochemical applications as the relatively large block of sediment provides a large well preserved sample. OSIL have used 6 of the industry standard 5L Niskin bottle in the ROV fired water sampling system, which also incorporates sufficient space for an AML Oceanographic Plus X in the centre of the stainless steel frame. The Plus X is a dependable logger that uses field-swappable sensor-heads that makes it ideal for vertical profiling or multiparameter studies

Latest DMS-500 Sensor Range Launched at Oceanology

the Heave range of sensors – DMS-525, DMS-550 and DMS-500H. These provide a highly reliable, accurate and cost-effective choice for motion measurement with roll/pitch accuracies from 0.25° to 0.50° RMS with high dynamic accuracy during vessel turns and inclusive of heave measurement at ±5cm or 5% whichever is greater. Unique features of the new sensors are the ability to provide power and data over Ethernet and the inclusion of two independently configurable serial outputs - offering users a wide range of connection and application options. The solid state circuitry of the DMS-500

Figure 1: UAS programs are ideal for visually inspecting remote assets, such as rig components or subcomponents in difficult-to-reach areas. (Credit Oceaneering)

Aerial Drones Take Flight Offshore

;   Reaping UAS Benefits UAS programs provide numerous data-gathering advantages as compared to alternative approaches, and offer benefits across a growing range of applications. Sending a person onto scaffolding to inspect a flare tip is far more dangerous and inefficient than deploying a UAS. Plus, the UAS can perform its task while the flare tip is still operating, at a cost that is generally lower than dispatching a helicopter. UAS programs create new opportunities to gather essential data.   Launching a successful UAS program requires a thorough commitment to industry best practices

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MTR100: Saab Seaeye

; Low profile version for strong currents. Six thrusters. Rated 300m. •    Cougar XTi – iCONTMcontrol system. Six thrusters. Rated 3,000m. •    Panther XT – Light Work and Survey ROV. Six thrusters. Rated 1,500m. •    Panther XT Plus – Powerful fast swimming version. Ten thrusters. Rated 1,000m •    Leopard – Compact, powerful, work class ROV. iCONTM control system. Eleven thrusters. Rated 3,000m plus. •    Jaguar - Largest work ROV. iCONTM control system. Eight thrusters

HR Wallingford built a large scale wooden segmented model of the Louvre Abu Dhabi in its Oxfordshire laboratories (Photo: HR Wallingford)

The Art of Coastal Engineering in the Louvre Abu Dhabi

model of the Louvre Abu Dhabi included onshore and offshore structures. Onshore structures included the steps up to the museum which are partially submerged, planned walkways, as well as areas of a restaurant that is open to the sea. Offshore structures included submerged walls and reduced water depths, plus aesthetically-placed emergent structures that, in combination, attenuated the wave heights.  The Louvre Abu Dhabi project came about in 2007, when France and the United Arab Emirates came together to develop a unique cultural project, a universal museum, the first of its kind in the region

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Hurtigruten Brings Underwater Drones to Exploration Cruising

design: Hydrodynamic and hydrobalanced hull for stability and performance in ocean conditions. Engineering plastic and rubber protections that withstand impact Pressure rating: 150 m Weight: Less than 8 kg Speed: At least 2 m/s (4 knots) Run-time: At least 2 hrs normal operation Thrusters: 4 x 350 W; plus 2 rear, 1 vertical center, 1 lateral Automation: Auto heading, auto depth Camera: Full HD 1080p/30fps, wide angle lens Search Light: Powerful LED below camera, with fittings for extra lights as payload Sensors: Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) with 3-axis gyro and 3-axis accelerometer; depth sensor

MTR100: Valeport

which Valeport is known.    Products include: Sound Velocity Probes / Sensors, Altimeters, Bathypacks, Depth and Pressure sensors, Radar Level Sensor,  Current Meters, Tide Gauges, Wave Recorders, CTD’s, Multi-Parameter CTD’s, new Fluorometer and optical sensor range, plus a  GPS Echo Sounder.      The MTR100 is Marine Technology Reporter's Annual report on 100 leading companies in the subsea industry, published in the July/August 2015 edition of MTR -

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WaterLoad Test Milestone for Unique Seaflex

structures." Ben Board added, "We are delighted to have been selected by Harland and Wolff to execute this historic test. Following several weeks of discussions with the client to ensure a safe and well engineered solution, Unique Seaflex rented 24 WaterLoad  bags of up to 50t capacity plus two 500t telemetric load cells to record the test. With the insight gained from this project, we are looking forward to repeat business with other clients as well." Available for either hire or sale worldwide via an increasing global network of stockholding partners, the Unique Seaflex WaterLoad&nb

Wave & Tide Measurement: Falmouth Scientific Unveil New Products

Falmouth Scientific, Inc. (FSI) announce two new additions to their PLUS FAMILY of measurement instruments: the ACM-WAVE-PLUS and WAVE-TIDE-PLUS, which join the ACM-PLUS acoustic current meter that they say has set a new standard for cost-effective single-point current measurement. The new ACM-WAVE-PLUS provides current speed & direction, wave direction, wave height, and other wave statistics by combining FSI’s enhanced ACM-PLUS technology with a high- accuracy, micro-machined silicon pressure sensor, while the WAVE-TIDE-PLUS provides an economical solution for applications that only need

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Oceanteam Dips Toe in Mexican Offshore Market

company. DOT Shipping is a joint venture founded together with Grupo Diavaz focusing on the Mexican market. Oceanteam has acquired ownership of the remaining 30 % shares in KCI, design and engineering services. RentOcean delivered to CEONA a 2.000T modular carousel system in Brasil for 1 year plus options. RentOcean awarded a contract by LS Cable South Korea for a second 4.000T modular carousel system for 1 year plus options. Bergen District Court upheld Oceanteam's appeal in the legal case against Sawicon and NSS. The company comments: During the first quarter Oceanteam Shipping

Saab Seaeye: Meeting the Challenges of Renewables

and a Saab Seaeye Falcon ROV is used to check the integrity of the mooring points 100 m down, in an operation where this easily manhandled but powerful vehicle is readily deployed from a small vessel.   For any operator facing more work related tasks in renewable sectors, there is the Panther XT Plus and the Leopard – the newest addition to the Saab Seaeye range.   The Panther is a powerful light work vehicle with 10 thrusters that will hold the vehicle steady in strong currents during work and observation tasks. Innovatum in particular use the Panther for cable laying support.  

The Liebherr Manipulator 100 with hook mode.

Liebherr: New Manipulator for Offshore Cranes

 The Liebherr offshore crane division has produced and delivered a new manipulator tool with a safety working load of 100 tonnes. Using this equipment is designed to extend the task range of the Liebherr offshore cranes. Liebherr designed a manipulator for its ram luffing knuckle boom crane series to ensure safe, efficient and reliable operation. The Manipulator 100 is able to be used with either hook or crossbar function. The crossbar mode matches any operation – especially to those under bad weather conditions or to emergency operations. It can be used for swing-free liftings of bigger

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